Runner-up in the previous two installments of the Pardey Shield, Ruben McCormack is a hot favourite to go one better this year according to tournament organiser James Bolzonello.
Running in conjunction with the Tasmanian Easter Championships, the Pardey Shield is one of Australia's oldest tournaments, held for more than 100 years as an event for Tasmanian school students.
His opponent last year, Ben Cawston is ineligible and his 2017 finals opponent Ben Barnett has graduated from the Tasmanian tennis scene to play for and attend George Washington University in Washington DC and is just one of the successful Tasmanians to have won the prestigious title.
ATP title winner and former world number 80 Simon Youl, current world number 409 Harry Bourchier and Tasmanian cricket icon George Bailey are just some of the names to have achieved Pardey Shield success.
The Tasmanian Easter Championships are one of three tournaments held over the Easter holidays for juniors, with the State Age tournament in Hobart preceding the event and the State Championships in the week following, a system which attracts mainland players, Bolzonello said.
"We have over 300 people entered across the tournament with over half of them from the mainland," he said.
"There aren't as much tournaments as there used to be so these are important for the local players to see where they are at against the best in the country.
"The three tournaments attract the mainland players as they can play a Tassie Easter tour rather than just one separate tournament."
North-West player Arnaka Bourn holds the Northern region's hopes within her hands for the girls' Pardey Shield title with last year's runner-up Charlotte Ingram still eligible for the event.
Ingram went down to fellow Hobart player Eliane Fader 6-1 6-4, having cruised to the final by only losing two games prior.
The Tasmanian Easter Championships run from Friday, April 19, until Monday the 22nd at the Launceston Regional Tennis Centre.